Buyers’ social standing

17 December 2009
Procurement professionals are often accused of moaning their fellow colleagues don’t understand the “value” they provide to the business.
  This report, published this week by the New Economics Foundation, has analysed six positions to see how much “value” each provides to society. Tax accountants come off the worst, said to destroy £47 of “social value” for every £1 of value they generate. This is because some of them help people and companies avoid paying tax. Recycling workers came top in terms of creating value for society, creating £12 for every £1 spent on their wages. The authors of the report say the point of their study is to prove there should be a relationship between what people are paid and the value of their work to society.
 
Where do you imagine a procurement professional might come in such a study?
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